Getting care protection plan before reselling?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chfilm, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. chfilm macrumors 65816

    chfilm

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Location:
    Germany
    #1
    Hi,
    Th deadline for me getting a care protection plan for my late 2012 iMac runs out on December 30, and I don't know wether I should get one or not. Thing is I plan purchasing a nMP next year maybe in April or so and selling the iMac. Do you think the raised value through the protection plan would be worth the cost?
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

    jondunford

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Location:
    Going for a poo Moderator
    #2
    it will never raise the cost to more than the plan costs because the new owner can just buy it themselves anyway

    just inform the new owner they can do this and don't waste your time/money
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #3
    That would not make sense if you are selling before the end of the month, and still wouldn't give a buyer much time to make the AppleCare purchase.
    If that will make a difference in the money you get for selling with AppleCare active, then do it now.
    However, I doubt that the added value will cover your cost of purchasing the AppleCare, when you plan to sell early next year, anyway.
    And, by that time, it will be too late for the buyer to purchase AppleCare, so IMHO, AppleCare would not be of much benefit to you, the seller.
     
  4. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

    chfilm

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Location:
    Germany
    #4
    The new owner won't be able to purchase the plan since the deadline is in December and I won't sell it before April.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #5
    I don't think the small increase in used sale price will come even close to what you are going to pay for Applecare. I would not do it.
     

Share This Page